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Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Running Cycling Triathlon Swimming

Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Running Cycling Triathlon Swimming

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By (author) Monique Ryan

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  • Publisher: VELOPRESS
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 234mm x 25mm | 726g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Boulder
  • ISBN 10: 1934030821
  • ISBN 13: 9781934030820
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: 3rd edition
  • Illustrations note: 2-colour interior tables & illustrations
  • Sales rank: 60,804

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For endurance athletes committed to better performance, smart nutrition can make the difference between a new personal best or bonking into a disastrous race result. Even small improvements in nutrition can deliver better performance. The third edition of "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" is a complete reference for every question on fueling, post workout recovery nutrition, weight loss, ergogenic aids, vitamins and minerals, and supplements. New material refines nutrition guidelines using the newest research and features a helpful redesign to make the book even easier to use for athletes of all levels. This nutritional bible demystifies sports nutrition, debunking myths and misconceptions to explain the principles that fuel athletes to better performance. Ryan explains optimal diets for each endurance sport: running, cycling, triathlon as well as mountain biking, cyclocross, and swimming. For each sport, Ryan explains what to eat, how much, and when during normal training and on race day. She reveals what to eat before and during workouts, how to balance hydration and electrolytes, and what foods will help athletes recover fastest.

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Monique Ryan, MS, RD, LDN, CSSN is an internationally recognised sports nutritionist with nearly 30 years of professional experience helping elite and age group endurance athletes and professional teams to optimise their nutrition. Ryan has worked with USA Triathlon, USA Cycling, Synchro Swimming USA, and four professional cycling teams. She has published many books on the subject and is a trusted source for nutrition stories in the world's sports press.

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"Working with Monique has taken me to the winning edge in my sport. She has helped guide me to become an Olympian and World Champion in the sport of cycling. Whether you are going for the gold or have other ambitions, we are all up against highly trained and motivated athletes, including ourselves. To find that competitive edge, take the next step by adding the nutritional component to your daily training regime. A great place to start is by reading Monique's book." -- Kristin Armstrong, 2006 World Time Trial Champion, Two-Time U.S. National Time Trial Champion, Former U.S. National Road Race Champion "Monique Ryan's "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" is a must read whatever your competitive goals may be. Monique's vast knowledge is evident, and this book will serve as a complete source for all your nutritional inquiries. From making optimal food and fluid choices, meal planning and timing, to event specific needs, this book has it all." -- Alan Culpepper, Two-Time U.S. Olympic Runner, Three-Time U.S. Cross Country Champion, Two-Time U.S. 10K Champion"I have always believed that the top Ironman athletes train very similarly, and that winning or losing comes down to nutrition and mental toughness. I know I would not have won two Ironman World Championships without focusing on my nutrition every day. Monique does a fantastic job covering everything you need to know about daily and racing nutrition. "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" sets the standard for getting you fueled to the finish line." -- Tim DeBoom, Two-Time Ironman World Champion""Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" is a comprehensive nutritional guide. Monique Ryan provides valuable information that helps athletes maintain their energy levels and maximize their ability to perform in endurance events." -- Dede Demet Barry, 2004 Olympic Time Trial Silver Medalist, Former U.S. National Criterium and Road Race Champion

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Whatever your question on fueling for your sport, "Sports Nutrition for Endurance Athletes" has the answer.What should I eat to perform my best?Which foods help me recover fastest?Are supplements safe?Can I lose weight and still have the energy I need to train?How do I fit food preparation into my training plan?In this new edition of her best-selling guide, internationally recognized sports nutritionist Monique Ryan interprets and explains the latest cutting-edge research on essential topics for endurance athletes such as mastering the art of carbo-loading, fueling for workouts, savvy race preparation, effective recovery, smart weight loss, and safe supplements.Endurance sports are too different for a "one size fits all" food plan, so Ryan reveals nutrition specifics for runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers that bring real performance advantages to athletes in those sports. Her guidelines also address special dietary considerations such as celiac disease, diabetes, and pregnancy.Smart nutrition can make the difference between a personal record and a lackluster season. Whether you are a committed athlete looking for an edge or a newcomer with basic questions about hydration, fueling, and race-day tactics, this comprehensive guide is your must-have resource for healthier, smarter, faster performance.Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, is a seasoned and trusted sports nutritionist with nearly 30 years of professional experience helping elite and age-group endurance athletes and major league sports teams to optimize their nutrition. She is also the founder of Personal Nutrition Designs, based in the Chicago area."Ryan demystifies the dietary cosmos, offering easy ways to eat for optimum performance." -- "Triathlete" magazine